Beyond White And Gray: 3 Colorful Countertops To Consider For The Kitchen

by | Oct 16, 2017 | LE Smith News & Blog | 0 comments

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The average U.S. kitchen has approximately 25 feet of counter space. While that may not sound like a lot, the truth is that a client’s choice in countertop materials and colors can make a huge difference. In recent years, neutrals have been the go-to for quartz and laminate countertops alike, due to their universal appeal. But even though these hues won’t be likely to offend, they can be a bit boring to some. If you’re working with a client who wants something bolder, these three suggestions may hold the key to an exciting design concept they’ll love.

  1. Bright laminate countertops
    Both cost-effective and unique, laminate countertops are a great addition to any kitchen. Whether your client wants a more natural stone look or a solid-colored countertop with a retro vibe, laminate is often the best way to go. From rich jewel tones to muted pastels, there’s likely an option for every client. They may not be the most popular option on the market, but for those who want to remodel on a budget or who are seeking a something that captures their unique personality, colorful laminate countertops will always win out.
  2. Jet black quartz countertops
    This option isn’t so much colorful as it is the absence of color. Nonetheless, black countertops can be absolutely stunning in the kitchen. This look really brings the drama and works well in more minimalist or modern spaces. Although black granite countertops are fairly well-known, the quartz version will often withstand a lot more, making it a more cost-effective choice for the kitchen.
  3. Saturated stone (natural or engineered)
    Natural stone can be beautiful in any home, especially in unexpected colors like blues and greens. But engineered stone (which typically contains quartz materials) can be made to mimic earth tones or even bright oranges and yellows that aren’t found in nature. Another benefit of engineered stone is that it won’t be as likely to crack as granite will be, which means homeowners won’t have to worry about spending money on a replacement for a long time to come. Some engineered stone countertops are even resistant to scratches, stains, heat, and bacteria.

For those clients who don’t know quite how to choose the right countertop, it may be important to spark their imagination with something a little less conventional. Colorful countertop options can instantly transform a kitchen from ordinary to extraordinary. And our online quoting tool, SQUAD, can make it even easier to offer these options to your clients. To find out more, contact LE Smith today.

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